Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

A lab manager position is available in the group of Professor Molly Stevens in the division of Medical Systems Bioengineering at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB). The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary research team with a translational profile aiming at supporting the research group.
The position is available for 1 year fixed-term (from March 2023).

The successful candidate will be involved in administration and organisation of the laboratory and research group. This includes ordering of chemicals and equipment, processing of invoices, inventory control of laboratory equipment and supplies, overseeing the repairs and maintenance of laboratory equipment by arranging for on or off site repairs, administrative tasks, liaise with research staff to support the group’s activities to ensure continuity in the laboratory work, attending relevant meetings, assisting with procurements.

Your mission

  • Responsible for raising purchase orders for laboratory supplies.
  • Processing of invoices.
  • Attending meetings.
  • Taking care of administrative tasks including contracts, insurance, reimbursement and liaising with HR.
  • Managing and organising the general lab space.
  • Assisting with lab inductions and experimental training.
  • Undertaking any necessary training and/or development.
  • Overseeing the repairs and maintenance of laboratory equipment by arranging for on or off site repairs.
  • Inventory control of laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Monitor lab safety and address potential hazards, including risk analysis and chemical inventories.
  • Managing procurements of new equipment.
  • Assisting grant writing.

Your profile

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Experience in lab or project management [Essential]
  • Experience in laboratory work [Essential]

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English [Essential]
  • Written and oral communication skills in Swedish [Desired]
  • Experience of in vitro and in vivo lab work [Desired]
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment [Essential]
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and apply new concepts [Essential]
  • A creative approach to problem-solving [Essential]

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna 


  1. An employment application must contain the following documents in English:
  2. A complete curriculum vitae, including education, previous positions, academic title, current position, language skills, and work experience.
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student
    organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances.
  5. Names and contact details of two referencesWelcome to apply at the latest (date)

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 


Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-924/2023
  • Molly Stevens,
Union representative
  • Anurupa Nagchowdhury (ST),
Published 06.Mar.2023
Last application date 26.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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